|Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong’s book "Resolutely, persistently fighting corruption and negative phenomena to contribute to building more transparent and stronger Party and State" is presented to the military officers and soldiers on Truong Sa islands. (Photo: Thu Hoa)
The 85-member delegation played with the children on Song Tu Tay Island, attended art performances for the soldiers on Da Dong A Island, visited the islanders, teachers, and students on Sinh Ton and Truong Sa island, and talked with military officers, soldiers, and workers at lighthouse stations, and monks on the islands.
The best gift the delegation gave the soldiers and people of Truong Sa was a book entitled "Resolutely, persistently fighting corruption and negative phenomena to contribute to building a more transparent and stronger Party and State" by Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong.
Mr. Trong wrote on the dedication page, “On the occasion of this visit to Truong Sa by the Party’s Commission of Internal Affairs delegation, I’d like to extend my warm regards and best wishes to the officers and soldiers of the DK1 platform and Naval Region 2. Wishing all of you good health to protect the sovereignty of the sacred sea and islands of our Vietnamese nation.”
|Members of the delegation talk with Truong Sa islanders. (Photo: Thu Hoa)
The delegation delivered medical equipment, water purifiers, freezers, electric fans, TVs, computers, printers, bicycles, ping-pong tables, scholarships, and other gifts worth around 184,000 USD.
Truong Diep Hung, who lives on Sinh Ton Island, said that whenever a working delegation visits them, they are very moved and excited and are encouraged to continue working here.
“We want to send a message to the mainlanders to be assured that there are soldiers and people out here working day and night to protect the sovereignty of Vietnam’s sea and islands,” said Hung.
|Nguyen Thai Hoc, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission of Internal Affairs, talks a child on Song Tu Tay island. (Photo: Thu Hoa)
The journey made a deep impressions on the delegation members, said Nguyen Thai Hoc, Deputy Head of the Commission of Internal Affairs.
“Each cadre, soldier, and citizen living and working on the island is working round the clock to guard the sovereignty of Vietnam’s sea and islands. It is the responsibility of mainlanders to motivate and help the cadres, soldiers, and people of the islands to complete their mission,” Hoc noted.